My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece.
Well, some of her does.
A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe.

To ten-year-old Jamie, his family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father, life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so cruelly take away a ten-year-old girl. To Rose’s surviving fifteen year old twin, Jas, everyday she lives in Rose’s ever present shadow, forever feeling the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone.

Told with warmth and humor, this powerful story is a sophisticated take on one family’s struggle to make sense of the loss that’s torn them apart… and their discovery of what it means to stay together.




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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Death & Dying

On Sale: August 14th 2012

Price: $14.98

ISBN-13: 9781611132427

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Edition: Unabridged

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Praise

"It lives off the page. It has a warmth you can bask in; an honesty you can cut with a knife." The Guardian UK